Myxobacteria

Development and Cell Interactions

  • Engene Rosenberg

Part of the Springer Series in Molecular Biology book series (SSMOL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Thomas Yee, Masayori Inouye
    Pages 69-90
  3. Eugene Rosenberg, Mazal Varon
    Pages 109-125
  4. Hans Reichenbach, Hans Kleinig
    Pages 127-137
  5. Robert P. Burchard
    Pages 139-161
  6. Dale Kaiser
    Pages 163-184
  7. David R. Zusman
    Pages 185-213
  8. Amotz Zahavi, Dina Ralt
    Pages 215-220
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 247-301

About this book

Introduction

During the past few decades we have witnessed an era of remarkable growth in the field of molecular biology. In 1950 very little was known of the chemical constitution of biological systems, the manner in which information was trans­ mitted from one organism to another, or the extent to which the chemical basis of life is unified. The picture today is dramatically different. We have an almost bewildering variety of information detailing many different aspects of life at the molecular level. These great advances have brought with them seme breath-taking insights into the molecular mechanisms used by nature for rep­ licating, distributing and modifying biological information. We have learned a great deal about the chemical and physical nature of the macromolecular nucleic acids and proteins, and the manner in which carbohydrates, lipids and smaller molecules work together to provide the molecular setting of living sys­ tems. It might be said that these few decades have replaced a near vacuum of information with a very large surplus. It is in the context of this flood of information that this series of monographs on molecular biology has been organized. The idea is to bring together in one place, between the covers of one book, a concise assessment of the state of the subject in a well-defined field. This will enable the reader to get a sense of historical perspective-what is known about the field today-and a description of the frontiers of research where our knowledge is increasing steadily.

Keywords

Bakterien bacteria cell cell division cloning enzymes genetics lipids metabolism molecular mechanisms physiology preparation protein proteins regulation

Editors and affiliations

  • Engene Rosenberg
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Microbiology George S. Wise Faculty of Life SciencesTel-Aviv UniversityRamat-AvivIsrael

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4613-8280-5
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1984
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-8282-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4613-8280-5
  • Series Print ISSN 0942-6523
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